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My favorite picture of Portos. He is a two years old Labrador-Galgo Hybrid. He comes from Spain and since 1,5 years, he lives in Cologne. I photographed him in ...
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My favorite picture of Portos. He is a two years old Labrador-Galgo Hybrid. He comes from Spain and since 1,5 years, he lives in Cologne. I photographed him in front of a black wall. Black-on-black: this is elegance. I hope you like it :)

Mein Lieblingsbild von Portos. Er ist ein 2 Jahre alter Labrador-Galgo (spanischer Windhund)-Mix aus Spanien. Seit 1,5 Jahren lebt er in der Domstadt Köln. Ich habe ihn vor einer schwarzen Wand fotografiert. Das Bild wirkt dadurch elegant. Ich hoffe, dass euch das Bild so sehr gefällt wie mir :)

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janetcannon
 
janetcannon February 29, 2016
Beautiful
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cgnPhoto March 01, 2016
Thank you :)
ksmsmn
 
ksmsmn February 29, 2016
Love the way you were able to capture this black lab. Because they are black, I find them so difficult to photograph and you caught its personality as well. EXCELLENT!
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cgnPhoto March 01, 2016
Thank you very much for your comment :)
mariehlnejulien
 
mariehlnejulien March 01, 2016
Superb !
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cgnPhoto March 02, 2016
Thanks :)
kimpassmore
 
kimpassmore March 02, 2016
Excellent shot! Welcome to viewbug.
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cgnPhoto March 02, 2016
Thank you very much :)
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Pamelabole March 30, 2016
Wow....amazing capture!! Black on black, and so well defined....and those eyes...you also caught the soul! Beautiful!!! And congrats on your well deserved award!!! : )
NancyCalder
 
NancyCalder July 08, 2016
Stunning, elegant and pure. The blacks are so rich looking and I love that one is so drawn to his eyes.
maryjowatson
 
maryjowatson October 09, 2016
This is extremely beautiful! I just love the expression and color of his eyes, as well as the tufts of white in his chest and chin. Just LOVE this photo!
Loismargaret1954 PRO
 
Loismargaret1954 December 23, 2016
great shot, difficult to capture a black dog.
thatblackandwhitelabby
 
thatblackandwhitelabby January 06, 2017
great shot. awesome work!
thatblackandwhitelabby
 
thatblackandwhitelabby January 06, 2017
ganz tolles foto. mag den blick. großartig...
TryHard_Photo
 
TryHard_Photo February 10, 2017
Are you a member of the Stunning Digital Photography Readers Facebook group? I recognize your work and I adore it!
photoboy3354
 
photoboy3354 August 29, 2017
lovely dog great photo :)
Aubreysview
 
Aubreysview October 16, 2017
Such a beautiful dog, love the capture!
SVPhotos PRO
 
SVPhotos October 27, 2017
beautiful shot!
ambermundy PRO+
 
ambermundy January 24, 2018
This is a great photo..
vmwashing Premium
 
vmwashing February 04, 2018
I love the lighting on this beautiful black dog. It emphasizes the shine, texture, and softness of the coat. Beautiful!.
kaylapickford
 
kaylapickford February 14, 2018
This is absolutely amazing!!!!
BabZz
 
BabZz September 20, 2018
Fantastic shot family stunning dog
WolfEyesPhotography PRO+
 
WolfEyesPhotography November 19, 2018
Gorgeous! Black on black is so difficult but you nailed it!
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Blueberriedawn March 11, 2019
Stunning!
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RickL Jul 05
Exceptional pet photography
RySail PRO+
 
RySail Sep 19
Love this so much!

Behind The Lens

Location
It was in my little home studio with a black textile background.
Time
It was in the evening, but it's a studio portrait, so the time is not important.
Lighting
I use 3 simple lights. 2 lights with reflector screen from behind and one with a transparent white shield in front from the top.
Equipment
Camera: Sony a77II, Lens: Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM, 3 simple studio lights (under 50 Euros)
Inspiration
I only check my new lights. It was the second short shooting with my dog and I see some images of black dogs with black background. On this images you can see the complete dog, but I've tried and so I get this shot.
Editing
On the original image you can see a bookshelf in the background. I change it, make it black and make the background a little bit darker. I change the raw file, that the lights highlights the dog. A little bit D&B to see more details on the dog.
In my camera bag
Camera: Sony a77II, Miops Trigger Adapter (I love it to triggle the camera with the phone), Rollei C5i tripod, Lenses: Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM (Sony standard Lense), Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SA (for portraits), Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HS (wide.angle lense) and Tamron SP70-300 F/4-5.6 Di USD (for objects that are far away).
Feedback
Reward your dog and check out the lights. The front light should be a soft light that the contrasts are not too much. I use the serie function and after the shooting I had more than 400 images in Raw-Files. So I can use the "perfect" image.

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